SQS - AWS IoT Core


The SQS (sqs) action sends data from an MQTT message to an Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS) queue.


The SQS action doesn't support Amazon SQS FIFO (First-In-First-Out) queues. Because the rules engine is a fully distributed service, there is no guarantee of message order when the SQS action is triggered.


This rule action has the following requirements:

  • An IAM role that AWS IoT can assume to perform the sqs:SendMessage operation. For more information, see Granting an AWS IoT rule the access it requires.

    In the AWS IoT console, you can choose or create a role to allow AWS IoT to perform this rule action.

  • If you use an AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) customer-managed AWS KMS key (KMS key) to encrypt data at rest in Amazon SQS, the service must have permission to use the AWS KMS key on the caller's behalf. For more information, see Key management in the Amazon Simple Queue Service Developer Guide.


When you create an AWS IoT rule with this action, you must specify the following information:


The URL of the Amazon SQS queue to which to write the data.

Supports substitution templates: API and AWS CLI only


Set this parameter to true to configure the rule action to base64-encode the message data before it writes the data to the Amazon SQS queue. Defaults to false.

Supports substitution templates: No


The IAM role that allows access to the Amazon SQS queue. For more information, see Requirements.

Supports substitution templates: No


The following JSON example defines an SQS action in an AWS IoT rule.

{ "topicRulePayload": { "sql": "SELECT * FROM 'some/topic'", "ruleDisabled": false, "awsIotSqlVersion": "2016-03-23", "actions": [ { "sqs": { "queueUrl": "https://sqs.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/123456789012/my_sqs_queue", "roleArn": "arn:aws:iam::123456789012:role/aws_iot_sqs" } } ] } }

The following JSON example defines an SQS action with substitution templates in an AWS IoT rule.

{ "topicRulePayload": { "sql": "SELECT * FROM 'some/topic'", "ruleDisabled": false, "awsIotSqlVersion": "2016-03-23", "actions": [ { "sqs": { "queueUrl": "https://sqs.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/123456789012/${topic()}", "useBase64": true, "roleArn": "arn:aws:iam::123456789012:role/aws_iot_sqs" } } ] } }

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